Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds dies in a car accident after a one-vehicle accident near Townsville in northeastern Australia. He is 46 years old.
Cricket Australia reported cricketer Andrew died of an accident “on its website on Sunday, citing a police statement detailing Saturday night’s incident.
He described Symonds as “a cult hero at the height of his international career and one of the most skilled handymen Australian cricket has ever seen.”
“The Queenslander was a legend and attracted a large fan base in his prime, not only for his tough approach, but also for his role as Larry King.”
Symonds played 198 one-day internationals for Australia and won two World Cups
Symonds played 26 test games for Australia and played for two centuries, but is best known as a limited game specialist. He played 198 one-day internationals for Australia and won two World Cups.
After retirement, Symonds became a famous commentator for the Cricket Broadcasting Corporation.
Queensland police said the incident took place in the Hervey Ranges, about 50km (30 miles) from Townsville.
“Initial information indicated that the vehicle was traveling on Hervey Range Road near the Alice River Bridge shortly after 11pm when it turned off the road and overturned,” the police statement read. “The emergency services attempted to resuscitate the 46-year-old. driver and only passenger. However, he died of his injuries. “
Symonds’ family asked for privacy.
Former Australia captain Alan Budett was among those who paid their respects to Symonds on Sunday.
Bird said Symonds “hit the ball away and just wanted to have fun.
“He’s kind of like an old-fashioned cricketer in a way,” Border told Nine. “He is an adventurer, he likes to fish, he likes to hike, he likes to camp and people like his relaxed style of him.”
That style saw Symonds clash with authority later in his career. In 2008, when he was called to a team meeting, he missed Australia’s one-day streak against Bangladesh after going fishing. Prior to the 2009 Twenty20 World Cup, he was also punished for breaking the team’s rules on alcohol.
With dreadlocks and zinc cream on his face, Symonds has always been dazzling on the Australian team.
His loss was yet another blow to Australian cricket after legendary leg spinner Shane Warne died in Thailand in March. Wicketkeeper Rod Marsh also died in March at the age of 74.